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10 Things to Know About the Likely COS to Buhari

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Ex Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari MAY replace the dead Mallam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari., the Pacesetter News gathered.

Here are 10 things to know about the ex Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

1. Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, lCFR is 75years old (born November 24, 1944).

2. He’s an in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

3. Gambari attended King’s College, Lagos. He subsequently attended the London School of Economics where he obtained his B. Sc. (Economics) degree (1968) with specialisation in International Relations. He later obtained his M.A. (1970) and Ph. D. (1974) degrees from Columbia University, New York, USA in Political Science /International Relations

4. Gambari began his teaching career in 1969 at City University of New York before working at University of Albany. Later, he taught at Ahmadu Bello University, in Zaria, Kaduna State, the second largest university in Africa. From 1986 to 1989, he was Visiting Professor at three universities in Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University and Howard University. He has also been a research fellow at the Brookings Institution also in Washington D.C. and a Resident Scholar at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center, the Rockefeller Foundation-run center in Italy. He was accorded, honoris causa, the title of Doctor of Humane Letters (D.Hum.Litt.) from the University of Bridgeport. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins University’s Society of Scholars. He was decorated with the title of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) by the Government of Nigeria

5. He’s is a Nigerian scholar and diplomat. He was Minister for External Affairs between 1984 and 1985.

6. Gambari has been appointed by the secretary-general of United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur effective from 1 January 2010.[1] He is currently the Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he served as the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (USG) for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). He was appointed on June 10, 2005, and assumed the post on July 1 of that year.

7. Ibrahim Gambari was the pioneer chancellor of the Kwara State University

8. Gambari served as minister of External Affairs between 1984 and 1985. He was appointed by former United Nations Secretary Ban Ki-moon and the chairperson of the African Union Commission as Joint African Union-United Nations Special Representative for Darfur in 2010.
9. He also served as Special Adviser on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues for the UN Secretary General. Prior to that, he served as Under-Secretary Generay of the United Nation for the Department of Political Affairs (DPA).

10. Some of the books he authored are as follow:

  • Theory and Reality in Foreign Policy Making: Nigeria After the Second Republic (1989)
  • United Nations 21: Better Service, Better Value, Better Management, Progress Report of the Efficiency Board to the Secretary-General (1996)
  • Nigeria at the United Nations Security Council, 1994-1995 (1998)
  • The New Partnership for African Development: Challenges and Progress in Organizing International Support (2004)
  • Political and Comparative Dimensions of Regional Integration: The Case of ECOWAS (1991)
  • Progress in Organizing International Support (2004)
  • Political and Comparative Dimensions of Regional Integration: The Case of ECOWAS (1991)
  • Party Politics and Foreign Policy: Nigeria Under the First Republic (1980)
  • Democracy, human rights, and the international community (2000)
  • The Role of the United Nations in a Changing World Order (1992)
  • Universal Declaration on Human Rights at Fifty: Challenges for Nigeria at Thirty Eight (1998)
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